Dr. Maryam Chiani

Dentistry
Pittsburgh, PA
31 years experience female

Locations

Pittsburg Dental and Aesthetic Center

Pittsburgh, PA

Address

520 Washington Rd., Suite100, Pittsburgh, PA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(412) 341-0194

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Coventry Health Care

AFLAC

Cigna

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Ameritas

Office

Pittsburgh, PA

About

Bio

In 1997 .Received bachelor's degree in Medical Technology . Graduated from School of dental medicine in 1992. Attended one year general practice residency at veterans hospital in Pittsburgh. After three years of residency, in 1996, received a certificate in prosthodontics at Pittsburgh school of dental medicine. I have a private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and serve as clinical assistant professor at the department of Prosthodontics at pittsburgh dental school.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Endodontics

Pediatric Dentistry

Prosthodontics

Licenses

United States: Florida, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

242 Answers
169 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Jaw problem: considering your age I am wondering if you are currently in braces or using any orthodontic appliances? A jaw popping could be associated with your TM... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Pain in the gum : Visit your dentist to evaluate the problem. You might have gum disease or abscess.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Dislocated jaw: I am sure a dislocated jaw and extraction of the wisdom teeth contributes to your problem. However, you should also call your dentist and go for a pos... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Yes: Some dental insurances have started covering dental implants.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Dental bone graft: There different types of dental bone grafts. If the bone is harvested from your own body it can be a bit more involved and you will need more time t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is usually for 7-10 days for a dental infection. This should be prescribed by your dentist for correct dosage and duration.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Varies: Mouth ulcers can take up to two week to heal.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Stain: There are many reasons for stained teeth. Reason could be intrinsic (from within) or extrinsic(caused by food stain, etc. ) the first step is to be ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
TMJ: Tmj problem can cause migraine and quite few problems that can all be dentally related. You must check with your dentist to address any occlusal dish... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Meth Mouth: Meth mouth is a dental condition characterized by severe decay and loss of teeth, fracture and enamel erosion. This is due to extended use of the drug... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Depends: Invisalign is not effective for all cases. You need to consult with your dentist to decide if it is appropriate for your specific problem.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Tooth ache?: There are many reasons or tooth ache. You really need to check with your dentist to rule out the possibility of caries, fracture, and any sort if infe... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Not always: Not every implant site needs a bone graft. It all depends on the quality and quantity of the implant site.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Yes: Dental decay must be detected by visiting your dentist and taking the proper x-rays. It is very difficult to detect dental decay on your own.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
No: I am not sure what method of bleaching you opted for and how strong it was. You should definitely talk to your dentist about this.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
No: The material used for fabrication of dental night guards are harmless and safe to use. You can always ask your dentist to provide you with that infor... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
I hope not: Since you do not know the source of the ulcer it is always wise to avoid oral contact until it is healed and safe.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Could be : Tmj problems can be dental related or arise from degenerative joint problem. You will needd to start with your dentist to rule out the dental problem ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Discuss : Well informed patient is a happy patient.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
It should not: Taking birth control meds should not have any effect on dental implants.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Dental implants: Dental implants are small titanium screws placed in the jaw bone to help retain and secure a prosthesis(crown or denture) in the mouth.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Oral cancer?: Can you be more specific of what type of cancer? Oral cancer can definitely show up as lesions in the mouth. Chemotherapy can also cause break down of... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Toothache: Toothache can be caused by a cavity, gum disease, grinding, trauma, fracture and so on. You should always check with a dentist to find the cause.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Not sure?: Anything from trauma to an abscess from an upper tooth can cause this. Need to check with your dentist.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Softer colors: Vivid colors will accentuate your teeth more.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Bumps or patches?: See if they will rub off with a cloth. It could be just some formula forming a white patch. If it does not rob off if could be candida infection. Need... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Check it out : You really need to get that checked by your dentist to find the source of this problem.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Not really : Usually people with geographic tongue have that characteristic all their life.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Lip ulcer: If you have a persistent ulcer that does not go away, you should have it checked out dy your dentist or physician.
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A member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Disagree: Those products might help with cleaning your teeth but do not necessarily whiten your teeth. First you need to see a dentist to evaluate your teeth. Y... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Abscess: You might have an abscess. Must check with your dentist.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Gingivitis: Gingivitis refers to inflammation of the gums (gingiva) due to plaque and tarter build up. To avoid gingivitis you must brush and floss regularly and ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Dental anesthetic: Dental anesthetics wear off and are excreted naturally. You do not nee to do anything special.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
You can't: Unfortunately teeth do stain form drinking tea, coffee , red wine, as well as some foods that can cause staining. You should try to keep your teeth c... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Salt water: Usually you do not need to use salt water after every dental procedure. A salt water rinse is useful after an extraction.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Composite fillings: Fillings can fail due to fracture or recurrent decay. Periodic check up can keep everything under control.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Cause of pain?: It is important to find the cause of pain first by visiting your dentist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Grinding: You need to see your dentist who can make you an occlusal guard(night guard) to wear during sleep.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Constant pain?: You really need to find out the cause of this constant pain. It does not make sense to take constant pain medication.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Depends: Sometimes when there is an ongoing infection and you have just started the root canal treatment and or antibiotic regimen, you may still swell up temp... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Filling: There are different types of filling materials that are available to the patients such as silver, tooth colored fillings(composite or porcelain) or go... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Bridgework : A proper treatment planning is the key to fabricating any dental prosthetic work. If you are healthy, have healthy gums and strong abutments (teeth h... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Veneers/crown: Porcelain veneer or crown is a good option but first you need to be evaluated thoroughly by your dentist.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Salivary flow: Can try placing some lemon juice in your drinking water. Chewing gum can also stimulate salivary flow.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Yes: Crowns can definitely be redone.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Safety Goggles: It would be wise to use safety goggles.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
Tarter: Tarter can be white or darker colors . You must check with your dentist to evaluate the nature of these white spots.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
No: Dental hygienist do not administer botox.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
You may : You need to get a thorough evaluation to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Sometimes there is a need for additional procedures like... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 31 years experience
White patch: White patch could be simple plaque which you can clean by a tongue scraper or a tooth brush. It can also be serious like a yeast infection. First, i... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 5, 2012
Very Knowledgable. Very quick to respond to patients. A great doctor to follow.
Nov 8, 2012
Very knowledgable doctor. Great answers and a great doctor to follow!
Sep 23, 2012
Very precise & accurate responses. Impressive indeed.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I used to work so hard I came home so exhausted to floss. Perio issues are now under control with a lot of recession. 2 implant crowns to be attached in 2 months. Go for...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! He got his teeth pulled but didn't get his dentures yet, months later
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Thanks for your quick reply! Miami based DDS's run it differently. General DDS does all speciaties!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

university of pittsburgh school of dental medicine
Graduated 1996MD

Awards

Most Influential, Third Place, Pittsburgh, PA - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, First Place, Pittsburgh, PA - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, Third Place, Pennsylvania - Summer
2013
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